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03 February 2023

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC has announced a multi-year extension to its technological partnership with Warburtons to improve production at six of its manufacturing sites across the UK and mitigate the rising cost of energy and raw materials.

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29 October 2021

THE RARUK Automation linear axis system chosen by Somerset-based dairy company, Yeo Valley, to carry inkjet print heads across a conveyor-width of yoghurt pots has resulted in consistently high-quality printing of date codes, a factor that is all-important for any food processor dealing in the mass market. The system was showcased on the BBC's documentary series Inside the Factory.

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09 September 2021

FOLLOWING THE announcement from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that £53 million funding is being made available for UK manufacturers to boost competitiveness through digital technologies, an online event has been announced that aims to address the scope and possible effects of automation.

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15 July 2021

A NEW automated optical inspection from Nordson EFD verifies fluid deposit placement and accuracy. Integrated AOI features provide manufacturers instant pass/fail feedback, combining fluid dispensing and quality control within one automated dispensing system.

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13 May 2021

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC has announced that distributor of industrial automation components, BPX, has been appointed as a UK Alliance Master Industrial Automation Distributor (IAD).

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08 March 2021

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC has released a comprehensive OEM developer’s kit aimed at both first-time automation users and experienced engineers.

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15 February 2021

RADWELL ARE direct authorised global distributors for hundreds of manufacturers and over 9 million new automation parts and electronic control components. We have built strong relationships with distributors and suppliers including Turck Banner, EMAS, Leuze, Mencom, Carlo Gavazzi, Finder, Norgren, Temlos, Schmersal and Schneider Electric.

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06 July 2020

Leader in connectivity and sensors, TE Connectivity (TE), and Komax, a pioneer in the field of automated wire processing, have partnered on the production of harnesses on the Komax Omega 740/750 automatic harness machines. The machines incorporate TE's ENTRELEC SNK series of pluggable terminal blocks in their design.

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24 February 2020

With the new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, Bosch Rexroth claims to have eradicated the traditional boundaries between machine control systems, IT and the Internet of Things.

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15 October 2019

Red Ledge will be exhibiting with new majority shareholder BÖWE SYSTEC on Stand 333 at Robotics and Automation 2019, 29th-30th October, Ricoh Arena Coventry, showcasing its 2019 CORE technology.

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18 March 2019

Leader in industrial network infrastructure, IoT, plant floor and control panel solutions, Panduit has launched the latest addition to the Micro Data Centre (MDC) family of products. The NEMA 12 MDC opens the door to edge computing, enabling the deployment of compute, storage and network switching on the plant floor.

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21 January 2019

Software engineering and automation specialist Red Ledge has launched the ‘Red Ledge Warehouse Management and Control’ system, which makes extensive use of automation and includes an interface to Böwe Systec Optimus sorters, controlled by a smart order management system.

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22 November 2018

Leader in lift innovation, Avire, has launched a new elevator sensor, Lift HAWK, to cut false call out for lift engineers, saving both time and money.

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24 September 2018

Fibre Patch Placement (FPP) has become the preferred technology for the automated production of complex fibre composite components.

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28 August 2018

The world’s first vessel powered by hydrogen and renewable energy, the Energy Observer, is on a six-year trip around the world to prove a potential energy system of the future. Rockwell Automation has become an official supplier and service provider for this project, providing automation systems that help power the vessel, which operates with zero greenhouse gasses or fine-particle emissions.

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28 August 2018

Featuring a large reading window, the PXV 2-D absolute positioning system from Pepperl+Fuchs keeps a sufficient number of codes in view, even in relation to track switches and changes to the code tape.

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26 March 2018

Rittal Automation Systems is now offering new and improved machines and tools that will help automate or part-automate switchgear manufacture; the Secarex AC 15 cutting centre being just one example.

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15 February 2018

XYZ Machine Tools, in collaboration with automation specialists Adelphi Automation, has developed a robot-based automation cell with vision system suitable for use on machining and turning centres.

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06 March 2018

ABB has won an order from Keppel Seghers Pte to supply complete electrical, instrumentation, automation and control systems for Singapore’s fourth desalination plant, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant.

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19 January 2018

Expert in end of line automation for fresh food produce, Brillopak, has used its destacking technology to save costs and improve apple packing efficiency for a large supermarket chains.

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FEATURES

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05 December 2022

THE ROLE of traceability in providing information for improving processes as well as helping to protects brand is gaining in importance. Against this background Omron leverages its vast experience in track, trace and control to help manufacturers build robust systems, as Stuart Coulton reports

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03 January 2023

The manufacturers that make smart capital investments in times of crisis are those that come out on top. Søren Peters presents five proven strategies to make automation feasible despite recession fears

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20 October 2022

In the increasingly data-driven industrial environment, sometimes it is simple and clear information on the factory floor that is needed to enhance efficiency and productivity, asserts Ian Manning

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11 August 2022

Perhaps more than any other sector, the food and beverage industry is experiencing skills shortage. Garry Lewis looks at today’s workplace dynamics and shows how a blended working approach, using a combination of automation and zero touch solutions, together with a human workforce can benefit the industry and its end users

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29 July 2022

Looking to reap the benefits of automating manual processes in terms of cost reduction, quality improvement and increased safety? Neil Ballinger identifies tasks that, once automated, offer a particularly fast return on investment

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10 July 2022

A star of the show at this year's Hannover Fair and a great example of how the company's technology can be used for better environmental outcomes, Festo's PhotoBionicCell bioreactor enables the efficient and large-scale photosynthesis of algae

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05 July 2022

At the recent Manufacturing Expo Charlotte Stonestreet caught up with Simon Meadmore, vice president product and supplier management at Farnell, to find out about how the company is strengthening its industrial automation presence

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11 July 2022

Bosch Rexroth continues to drive the digital transformation of linear motion technology and is further developing its Smart MechatroniX platform

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28 June 2022

With calls for simplicity and flexibility in technology, as well as independence from global supply chains, increasing significantly, automation will become even more open with collaboration between all market players playing an increasingly important role

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22 June 2022

In an example that highlights how focus on automation and digitalisation results in innovative, connected, and efficient processes, last year saw series production of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' new Multivan begin in modernised production facilities in Hannover

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25 April 2022

A collaboration between Festo and PCE Automation has helped Frugalpac achieve high throughputs and precision assembly to meet increased demand for its paperboard Frugal Bottle

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22 June 2022

Successful execution of hyperautomation promises increased efficiency and reduced costs, but what are the barriers to pulling it off? Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of pioneer in edge analytics and integration, Crosser, explains.

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05 January 2022

AUTOMATION HAS always been characterised by rapid growth, constant innovation and new work patterns. However, the events of the past two years have amplified the need of businesses across every industry for automation technologies to help them respond to global trends and stay competitive. Neil Ballinger explains what trends will impact automation in 2022.

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08 July 2021

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing. Remarkable changes are taking place – often behind the scenes – to turn expectations into reality. Steve Sands explains why the unassumingly named Asset Administration Shell is so crucial to delivering the Industry 4.0 vision

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02 March 2021

THE DYNAMIC nature of the Healthcare world – and especially the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – has driven an even greater need for clinicians to have access to all patient information in real time, from anywhere. Interoperability and ensuring this information is safe and secure are absolute prerequisites.

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23 February 2021

Mitsubishi Electric and local system integrator, AR Controls, have provided a steel sheet press automation solution to automotive tier 1 supplier, Unipres. The upgrade allowed the car part manufacturer to significantly increase the uptime, productivity and energy efficiency of its transfer press, while also empowering operators to have greater insight and control over the production processes, as Chris Evans reports

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17 November 2020

Turck Banner’s systems division brings together a diverse array of products to form cohesive systems, meeting the requirements of a huge range of industrial companies. However, the company had not manufactured it own product in the UK until July this year, when it started producing systems to support social distancing and occupancy for shops and factories

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07 September 2020

Controls, Drives & Automation speaks to Omron's Robert Brooks about the coronavirus pandemic, and how it provides an opportunity for manufacturers to rethink outdated processes and procedures and enhance them with concepts such as innovative robotics, sensor technology and holistic automation strategies.

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10 August 2018

The global mountain of waste plastic has risen to the top of the sustainability agenda. Tackling it will have implications for every player in the packaging supply chain – including machinery manufacturers Neil Beaumont of Lenze explains

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09 August 2018

Ed Harrington, director of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum, looks at how organisations in the process automation sector are turning to digital transformation and open standards in order to use data to improve operations and help ensure zero downtime

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SPONSORED CONTENT

11 August 2017

From the simple and compact TNC 320 to the sophisticated TNC 640, there’s a HEIDENHAIN machine tool control for any application.

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13 May 2016

Looking for a compact low cost linear positioning stage? LG Motion has the answer with XSlide™

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13 May 2016

Schneeberger’s MINISCALE miniature linear motions guideways with position feedback now available from LG Motion Ltd

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12 May 2016

New Compact Linear Motor available from LG Motion

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12 May 2016

Alan Gustar – King of the Unislides at LG Motion

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11 August 2017

Digital readouts (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN increase productivity, save time and provide higher precision and greater operating ease.

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new improved roller guideway MR 4S from Schneeberger

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11 August 2017

Workpiece touch probes are essential to series production, tool making and mould making.

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new fully integrated microstep motor controller from Arcus technology

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13 May 2016

UniSlide Linear Slides from LG Motion – tried and tested linear motion products

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